Sala Thai opened its first location in 1994 in Lafayette Park, but in
2002, the owners moved the restaurant inside historic Firehouse No. 5 on
Russell Street. The second location upgraded from an Oakland mall food
court to a strip mall on 14 Mile Road, and a third location opened on
Lafayette Street. Each location's décor is reminiscent of the reed and
bamboo houses in Thailand. Thai favorites on the menu include pad thai
and other noodle dishes, tom yum
and tom kha
soups, spring rolls and shrimp rolls, and gaeng gai
(chicken curry). At the downtown location, Sala Thai's menu has
expanded to include sushi. All of the traditional rolls and nigiri are
served alongside a large selection of Americanized rolls. The crunch
roll has crabmeat, mayonnaise and asparagus, and the Hi Life Roll
contains avocado, crabmeat, cucumber, sour cream, crispy potato chips
and scallions and is served with a potato chip "sail."
Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
"The food equally lives up to the authentic atmosphere."
- Metromix Detroit